The Moon - Lunar Orbiter 2

Oblique view of Copernicus crater on the Moon

The Moon
Lunar Orbiter 2 oblique northward view towards Copernicus crater on the Moon. The crater is about 100 km in diameter. The central peaks are visible towards the top of the image, rising about 400 m above the crater floor, and stretching for about 15 km. The northern wall of the crater is in the background. This image is a combination of 3 high-resolution frames, the topmost frame is available separately as lo2_h162_3. (Lunar Orbiter 2, frame 162; H1, H2, and H3)
Larger image: 141K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1966-11-24 T 00:05:43
Distance/Range (km): 130
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +05.48/340.00
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Crater, central peak
Instrument: High-resolution Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): 20.4 x 5.16 
Filter: Clear
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 65.35
Phase Angle (deg): 80.91
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 73.90

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: L02-162; H1,H2,H3
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 66-073Z-01D
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015